HC Deb 12 March 1868 vol 190 c1452

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the recent operations of the Irish Board of Works at the Royal Irish Academy; and, if it be true that the new heating apparatus put into the Academy by the same Board of Works is so dangerous and defective that the two Insurance Offices in which the structure was previously insured have refused to continue the insurance as before?


, in reply, said, the Irish Government was not responsible for the proceedings of the Irish Board of Works, which was under the control of the Treasury; however, he had made inquiry as to the matter in question. The heating apparatus referred to was not a new one, but its position had been altered. The Insurance Companies had objected to the mode of supplying the water, and it was about to be remedied. He believed that the attention of his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer had been called to the mode in which their works have been completed, and that a careful inquiry would be made.